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Defense chief says military exemption for BTS members not under
Defense chief says military exemption for BTS members not under
DefenseOct 7, 2020
  The defense ministry is not considering granting South Korean K-pop boy band BTS an exemption of mandatory military service, but a deferral could be an option, Defense Minister Suh Wook said Wednesday. "Various social consensus should be formed, but at this stage, we are not considering an exception to the military duties," Suh told lawmakers during a parliamentary audit. His remark came amid a growing debate over whether the seven-member group, with an unprecedented Billboar